Remembering the Shaq Bar
Back when Shaquille O’Neal was a member of the Orlando Magic, the professional NBA team owned by the DeVos family, Amway sold a product called a Shaq Bar. I bought case of these energy bars, and let me tell you, they were digustingly bad. Think dry cardboard, and you’d have a good sense of what they tasted like. Deb, a frequent posted on the QBlog Forums, agrees:
I guess that ANYTHING, when compared to the “Shaq Bar” – tastes OK. The Shaq Bar, besides being a marketing nightmare, was without a doubt the nastiest tasting, tooth-yanking thing on earth.
In fact, the Shaq Bar was sooo bad, there’s barely any mention of it on the Internet anymore, and I could find no photos of it. I can understand the desire to buy from your own business, but there are limits, even to the most hardcore and devoted IBO! I was beyond saving at the time, however, and I probably bought a few extra cases just in case I learned to love them.
Fortunately, Shaq left town for the Lakers, and Amway quietly — and to the cheers of IBOs stomachs everywhere — thankfully discontinued the Shaq Bar a year or two later.
What other Amway products were memorable to you — perhaps for the wrong reasons?